North Raleigh: Community

Daybook: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Sunday

Sensory Fun Days

The Flaherty Park Community Center will host free open play time for children with special needs in the indoor gym facility from 3 to 5 p.m. at 1226 N. White St., Wake Forest. The event is for children ages 18 months to 13 years and their families. A parent or caretaker must accompany each child.

Hanukkah Concert

The Raleigh quartet Mishpacha will perform a Hanukkah concert at 2 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Mill Heritage and Local History Tour

Participants can explore the inner workings of Yates mill from 2 to 3 p.m. at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The fee is $5 per adult, $4 per senior age 60 and older, $3 per child age 7 to 16 and free for children 6 and younger. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Monday

Resume and Job-Search Assistance

An employment professional will help participants organize a job search, prepare resumes and cover letters, identify job leads, complete applications and prepare for interviews during a drop-in program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Wake Forest Children’s Choir Holiday Concert

The Wake Forest Children’s Choir will present an evening of holiday songs and carols from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. The event is free and open to the public.

Yoga Class

You Call This Yoga will host a drop-in yoga class for all skill sets from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 6516 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. A minimum donation of $5 is requested.

Tuesday

Author Event

Ken Abbott will present “Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Cookie Houses

School-age children and their families can create a holiday cookie house using graham crackers, icing and treats from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.

Wednesday

Wednesdays on Glenwood

The Glenwood South neighborhood features live music, local artists, and food and drinks from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays.

Puppet Show

Tanglewood Puppets will present a 30-minute puppet show for preschool children and their families at 2 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required. For details, call 919-870-4000.

Business Counseling

Representatives from the Service Corps of Retired Executives will offer free and confidential counseling to new and existing business owners from 9 a.m. to noon at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. To make an appointment, call SCORE at 919-856-4739.

Resume and Job-Search Assistance

An employment professional will help participants organize a job search, prepare resumes and cover letters, identify job leads, complete applications and prepare for interviews during a drop-in program from 2 to 5 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Anyone who is thinking about starting a small business can attend a seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Topics will include challenges and pitfalls and proven steps to increase the chance for success. Registration is requested.

Yoga Class

You Call This Yoga will host a free chair-based yoga class for people with multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular and joint disorders from 10 to 11 a.m. at Crabtree Chiropractic Center, 4517 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.

Puppet Theater

The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present a show geared toward children ages 3 to 7 at 11 a.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Tickets are $5 per person and are available online, at the box office or at the door the day of the event.

Author Event

Taylor Brown will present “In the Season of Blood and Gold: Stories,” Maria Ingram Braucht will present “Red Clay Gypsy,” and News & Observer book columnist Dannye Romine Powell will present “Nobody Calls Me Darling Anymore” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Thursday

Puppet Show

Tanglewood Puppets will present a 30-minute puppet show for preschool children and their families at 1:30 p.m. at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

Author Event

Daniel de Visé will present “Andy & Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Friday

Yoga Classes

You Call This Yoga will host a free gentle mat yoga class for all skill levels from 11 a.m. to noon at the Humana community center, 8800 Harvest Oaks Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh. Participants should arrive early.

The nonprofit will also host a free yoga class for the core from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at Ladies Fitness & Wellness, 6516 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. To register, call 919-845-9200.

Lighting of Wake Forest

The Lighting of Wake Forest will feature activities through the evening at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Mayor Vivian Jones will lead a countdown to light the town’s Christmas tree, and Santa Claus will arrive on a fire truck. Local choirs will perform, and there will be free hot cocoa and a children’s craft activity. Pictures with Santa will be offered from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Weather permitting, free horse-and-carriage rides will be offered along South White Street starting at 6:30 p.m.

Raleigh Boychoir Performance

The Raleigh Boychoir Resident Choir will perform selections from its upcoming Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Saturday

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market

The Wake Forest Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Renaissance Plaza, 405 S. Brooks St. For details, go to WakeForestFarmersMarket.org.

Raleigh Flea Market

The Raleigh Flea Market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

Plantation Point Farmers Market

The Plantation Point Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at 3351 Cypress Plantation Drive, Raleigh.

Yoga Class

Holy Yoga Raleigh hosts a yoga class from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays at Grace Community Church, 6561 Meridian Drive, Raleigh. Donations are accepted. For details, email dianestakoe@holyyoga.net.

Cookie Houses

School-age children and their families can create a holiday cookie house using graham crackers, icing and treats from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 2 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required. For details, call 919-870-4000.

Winterfest

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the city of Raleigh will host the annual Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest festival from 3 to 10 p.m. at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street downtown. The event will feature live music, food trucks, games, an ice rink, a tree lighting and more.

Square dance benefit

Triangle Square Dance Alliance will sponsor a Toy Joy benefit square dance night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 1712 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. For admission, participants should bring an unwrapped toy or give a monetary donation. For more information, email vmdaniel@nc.rr.com.

Downtown Holiday Open House

Some shops and restaurants in historic downtown Wake Forest will offer special deals and complimentary refreshments from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pictures with Santa will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fidelity Bank, 231 S. White St., Wake Forest. Face painting for children will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jones Plaza, 110 S. White St. Free horse-and-carriage rides will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sleigh Rides and Cider

A celebration at Historic Oak View County Park will feature horse-drawn carriage rides, hot apple cider, live music, Santa Claus, handmade crafts, holiday activities and more from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh.

Saturdays at the Old Mill Tours

Historic Yates Mill County Park will offer half-hour tours of the mill from 1 to 3 p.m. at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 per adult, $4 per senior age 60 and older, $3 per child age 7 to 16 and free for children 6 and younger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Tickets are available inside the park’s visitor center.

Colonial Christmas Open House

The Joel Lane Museum House will host its annual Colonial Christmas Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 728 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. The home will feature decorations that were common during the American Revolution. The event is free.

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